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            It Can't Be True! Poo!: Packed with pong-tastic poo facts

            It Can't Be True! Poo!: Packed with pong-tastic poo facts (Paperback)

            By DK

            • RRP: $17.99
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            This irresistibly disgusting book for children will teach you all you need to know about all kinds of animal dung and human waste - what it's for, how it's made, where it goes, and lots more! Poo comes in all shapes and sizes. Every animal has its own special sort and some have f...ascinating uses for it. Wombats use their cube-shaped droppings to mark their territory; potato beetles build a shield of dung for defence; male hippos spray out a faecal shower to attract mates; and rabbits and dung beetles eat their pellets for extra nutrition. We might call it waste but in fact, poo is among the most useful stuff on Earth. From building materials and paper to coffee and even water purification, there's a multitude of manure-based matter in our lives. This unique book is jam-packed with scientific explanations and amazing trivia about human and animal deposits. Did you know, for example, that the global population produces more than a million tonnes of poo every day? Or that the ancient Egyptians used animal excrement in their medicine? That wars have been fought over guano? All these facts and more are presented, either with jaw-dropping CGI illustrations or eye-popping photography. Additional boxes feature infographics that make information easy to understand. With endlessly interesting information and incredible visuals, It Can't Be True! Poo is the perfect way to entertain and amuse your friends, family, and yourself. In fact, you'll never look at poo in the same way again!
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            ISBN 9780241381458
            Released NZ 15 Oct 2019
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            On Eating Meat: The Truth About its Production and the Ethics of Eating it

            On Eating Meat: The Truth About its Production and the Ethics of Eating it (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Evans, Matthew

            • RRP: $36.99
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            'Compelling, illuminating and often confronting, On Eating Meat is a brilliant blend of a gastronome's passion with forensic research into the sources of the meat we eat. Matthew Evans brings his unflinching honesty - and a farmer's hands-on experience - to the question of how to... be an ethical carnivore.' Hugh Mackay How can 160,000 deaths in one day constitute a 'medium-sized operation'? Think beef is killing the world? What about asparagus farms? Or golf? Eat dairy? You'd better eat veal, too. Going vegan might be all the rage, but the fact is the world has an ever-growing, insatiable appetite for meat - especially cheap meat. Former food critic and chef, now farmer and restaurateur Matthew Evans grapples with the thorny issues around the ways we produce and consume animals. From feedlots and abattoirs, to organic farms and animal welfare agencies, he has an intimate, expert understanding of the farming practices that take place in our name. Evans calls for less radicalisation, greater understanding, and for ethical omnivores to stand up for the welfare of animals and farmers alike. Sure to spark intense debate, On Eating Meat is an urgent read for all vegans, vegetarians and carnivores.
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            ISBN 9781760637699
            Published NZ 1 Jul 2019
            Publisher Murdoch Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Growing Goats and Girls: Living the Good Life on a Cornish Farm
             

            Growing Goats and Girls: Living the Good Life on a Cornish Farm (Hardback)

            By Hodin, Rosanne

            • RRP: $50.00
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            • Pub Date
              16 Apr 20

            The Good Life meets My Family and Other Animals; timeless, funny and heartwarming memoir of life on a Cornish farm.

            ISBN 9781529303315
            Released NZ 16 Apr 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            John Harrison and the Quest for Longitude

            John Harrison and the Quest for Longitude (Hardback, Revised edition)

            By Betts, Jonathan

            • RRP: $30.50
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            Following one of the most inspiring and fascinating stories linked to the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, this book centres on the life and achievements of John Harrison - designer and builder of the first accurate marine timekeepers.

            ISBN 9781906367695
            Released NZ 13 Feb 2020
            Publisher Woodslane Pty Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Bridges
             

            Bridges (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hayman, Richard

            • RRP: $24.99
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            • Pub Date
              31 Mar 20

            A brief history of the design and construction of bridges in the UK from medieval times to the modern day, including famous and notable examples such as Tower Bridge and the Forth Bridge. From the famous bascules of Tower Bridge and the august span at Westminster, through the eng...ineering masterpieces at Ironbridge and the Forth, bridges are some of the most iconic landmarks of Britain. From the smallest arch to the largest overpass, they have a rich architectural, economic, social, and sometimes even religious history. This beautifully illustrated introduction by Richard Hayman explains how piety built and maintained bridges in the Middle Ages; how economic forces inspired a new generation of road bridges in the eighteenth century, including Iron Bridge in Shropshire and the Menai Bridge in North Wales; and how technological prowess gave us the soaring railway viaducts of the nineteenth century and road bridges of the twentieth.
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            ISBN 9781784423872
            Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Shire Library
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            Renewable Energy: A Very Short Introduction
             

            Renewable Energy: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

            By Jelley, Nick

            • RRP: $21.99
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            • Pub Date
              12 Mar 20

            With growing concerns over climate change and air pollution, the need to switch from fossil fuels to clean and renewable sources of energy has become pressing. Here, Nick Jelley describes the main renewables, explains how wind and solar farms can provide the cheapest energy in ma...ny parts of the world, and calls for urgent action.
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            ISBN 9780198825401
            Released NZ 12 Mar 2020
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Very Short Introductions
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            Classic Engines, Modern Fuel: The Problems, the Solutions
              

            Classic Engines, Modern Fuel: The Problems, the Solutions (Paperback)

            By Ireland, Paul

            • RRP: $51.99
            • $51.99
            • Pub Date
              27 Feb 20

            Describing, in plain English, the findings of a research programme into modern petrol/gasoline and its effects on classic engines. The book includes practical descriptions of how a spark-ignition engine works, and how it can be tuned to avoid common problems.

            ISBN 9781787115903
            Released NZ 27 Feb 2020
            Publisher Veloce Publishing Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            3D Printing Projects

            3D Printing Projects (Hardback)

            By DK

            • RRP: $30.00
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            Over 20 exciting 3D printing projects for kids to design and print their own toys, gadgets, models, and ornaments. Using freely available 3D modelling software and without the need for your own 3D printer, 3D Printing Projects has inspiration and instructions for a wide range of ...thrilling projects, from simple models you can print and assemble at home to more elaborate builds you can design on screen and then order online. Taking children 9 years old+ through how a 3D printer works and what type of 3D printers there are to 3D scanning and preparing files, this is the perfect introduction to this exciting and ever-expanding technology. Each projects consists of numbered steps that walk you through the 3D design process, from digital modelling and sculpting to slicing, printing, and painting so that children can make their own shark-shaped phone stand or a monster chess set! Join the 3D printing revolution today with DK's 3D Printing Projects book.
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            ISBN 9780241302217
            Released NZ 2 Oct 2017
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            Rebel With a Cause
             

            Rebel With a Cause (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Avery, Sir Ray; With Little, Paul

            • RRP: $39.99
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            Ray Avery is an amazing person. He is the current NZer of the Year because of his clever work in the third world using his scientific and business knowledge to provide cheap cataract operations, cheap and more effective incubators for babies and other creative scientific solution...s. His childhood was very 'Angela's Ashes' - brought up in an orphanage (his own mother had tried to sell him?, then ran away and lived on the streets. But Ray went on to become a scientist, a millionaire, very successful businessman and now someone who literally does help to change the world. During the mid-nineties Ray spent most of his time working in Eritrea and Nepal setting up two world class Intraocular lens laboratories. At that time the cost of an Intraocular lenses was about US$300 but Ray managed to put the technology together to produce lenses for under US$10.00 making modern Cataract surgery accessible to the poor throughout Africa and Asia.Today these laboratories produce over 10% of the worlds supply of Intraocular lenses. Today he encourages other talented people to get on board and tackle some of the really big problems confronting the poor in developing countries. From his garage in Mt Eden Auckland Ray manages a global network of experts to work on specific projects and somehow everyone finds themselves donating their time and knowledge for free - and they are rewarded by making a difference.
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            ISBN 9781869793913
            Published NZ 6 Aug 2010
            Publisher Random House
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Earth from Space

            Earth from Space (Hardback)

            By Bright, Michael; Sarosh, Chloe

            • RRP: $65.00
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            Whether it's the world's largest beaver dam - so remote it was only discovered through satellite imagery - or newly formed islands born from volcanic eruptions, discover a new perspective on our ever-changing planet.

            ISBN 9781785943539
            Released NZ 2 Apr 2019
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
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